Tree Amble Podcast
Tree Amble is a podcast which started in June 2023 celebrating the author (Pete Leeson)’s 30 years in conservation, featuring 30 interviews, each about an hour in length. Each episode is an interview with one or more people usually looking at one subject. The aim is to have a positive conversation on a farm, at a conference or in a wood. Pete Leeson says of the podcast “This is a social science endeavour uncovering positive actions which bring people and nature together with the hope that we can inspire better climate and nature approaches to land management.”
Findings & recommendations
- The key message of the podcast is that there are many people thinking about managing land for food, nature and people – many without a voice. The podcast series aims to help to bring perspective to their actions and challenges.
- People are concerned about our impact on the planet but need support and advice from others to assist them in making positive changes.
- Episodes to date (as of November 2023) have featured a diverse range of farms, topics and and locations ; from Cumbrian dairy farmers, Yorkshire upland farmers, Pasture for Life farms, members of the NFFN and individiuals working to save ‘Scotland’s Rainforest’ to approaches to local flood management, to Wakleyns and Carbon Calling 2023…
- There are many facets to working to restore nature in forests and on farms, it is not a “one size fits all.” approach People openly voice their approaches and their mistakes in these podcasts.